Saturday, March 19, 2011

AmariLLo, Texas

In AmariLLo (the L's are boots) we went to the Big Texan where if you eat the 72 oz. steak plus all the fixins in one hour you get it free. There were people trying to do it. The record is 8 minutes.

Alan is having the chicken fried steak and I had chicken fried chicken. They have live entertainment every night and everybody is dressed in western wear. It is very popular even with the locals. The food was very good and it was fun! See the little Texas flag in the jalapeno?

Thackerville, Oklahoma

This is a nice site. All cemented with a picnic table, grill, and some grass.

Here is the office. It was open from 7 am until 11 pm.

You can see the big Winstar casino behind us. It has 8 cities represented in there: New York, Cairo, Vienna, Madrid, Beijing, Vienna, London, and Paris. We broke even. It is just over the Texas line.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Granbury Courthouse

This is the center of Granbury, Texas. Sorry, but again we have no pictures of our great friends that showed us such amazing Texas hospitality. We will never forget you Gary & Carole and Meg & Bill.

Granbury, Texas

They are really into historic preservation here. Almost all the buildings around the town center were on the historic register. This is where Jesse James is buried. He was moved here in 1951 but he was killed in 1882.

This red cardinal posed for Alan and I'm glad he did. It was the first one I have ever seen. Just Beautiful!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Midland, Texas

This was the home of George H W & Barbara Bush in Midland, TX. The kitchen is cute and brought back lots of memories from the 50's. They tried to recreate it from pictures that they had of the house.

Barbara Bush was very happy with these curtains as they were very close to what she had made back in the 50's. You can see into the sun porch.

The wood is beautiful, but had been sheet-rocked over and painted. They spent like a half million dollars restoring it to this knotty pine. This wood was in W's bedroom, too. They had his Boy Scout & Roy Roger's Rider Club uniforms on the bed.

It is a 3 bedroom, one bath home with a sun porch and built in 1939.

The home has been restored to the original color and as close to when the Bushes lived there. They bought it in 1951 for $9,000.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tucson, Arizona

This is downtown Tucson.
This cathedral was beautiful!
Here is closer view. We had lunch at a cute place, Mi Nidito (My little nest). It was really good food! The mailman told us a president had eaten there. Not the current president, so Alan said, "You mean W"? He said yes, so we went. Alan was horrified to discover it was Clinton and not Busch. It was funny, but good.